Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons

About the Program:

Ridgefield Parks & Recreation offers American Red Cross Swim Lesson Programs.  Everyone can learn to swim in a safe and comfortable environment.  Lessons begin by helping students adjust to the water and as ability increases, students will learn essential skills and stroke development.

  • Parent & Child for Children (PACA) for children ages 6-47 months
  • Preschool Aquatics for children ages 4-5
  • Learn to Swim for children ages 6-12
  • Adult lessons for everyone ages 13+


Private Lessons:

Private lessons are available exclusively to members (ages 3+).  You may become a member at the time of registration.  Private swim lessons are not available in the summer.

Summer Sessions:

Download Summer Swim Lesson Schedule

Test Outs

If you are not sure what level your child is in, please stop by the Recreation Center pool for a free swim test out. 
June 8-22
Monday - Friday 10:00-12:00 pm or 3:30-5:30 pm (no appointment is necessary, just drop in)
Please call (203) 431-2755 for an appointment on Saturday or Sunday.

1 Day a Week for 4 Weeks

June 23 - July 14Saturday30 or 45 minute classes available 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
July 21 - August 11Saturday30 or 45 minute classes available 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

2 Days a Week for 4 Weeks

July 3 - July 26Tues. and Thu.

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

4 Days a Week for 1 Week

July 2- July 6 (no class 7/4)Mon/Tu/Thu/Fri. 9:00 am to 9:30 am or 9:30 am to 10:00 am

5 Days a Week for 2 Weeks

July 9 - July 20Mon. to Fri. 9:00 am to 9:30 am or 9:30 am to 10:00 am
July 23 - August 3Mon. to Fri. 9:00 am to 9:30 am or 9:30 am to 10:00 am
August 6 - August 17Mon. to Fri. 9:00 am to 9:30 am or 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Fall Session: September 4 - November 8

Member Registration: August 16 @ 8:00 am
Open Registration: August 20 @ 9:00 am 

Winter Session: January 2 - March 9

Member Registration: December 13 @ 8:00 am
Open Registration: December 17 @ 9:00 am 

Program Terms:

Please note that make-up classes are only allowed if Ridgefield Parks & Recreation cancels a class. There is a minimum of three students per class.  A class may be canceled if the minimum is not reached.

Parent Observation Week:

During the first week of swim lessons, parents are welcome to stay and observe their child’s class.  Otherwise, parents are asked to please wait outside the pool area behind the glass in the observation area.  You are invited to meet and greet your child’s instructor during the first week of class.  If you have another child in recreation swim (not in a lesson), we ask that parents stay on the pool deck for children ages 12 and under.

Pool Policies:

Three Layers of Protection are required for non-toilet trained children in the pool.